“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Those are the wise words of Winston Churchill.
We must recognize that attitude plays a major role in all aspects of our lives. Attitude influences your decisions and actions, which greatly determine how happy you are in life.
Having a positive attitude makes a huge difference in your life. It will save you from all the heartaches and challenges that come your way.
You can have all the talent in this world, all the money in this world, but with a poor attitude, you will not go very far.
As long as you say, “I can handle this,” you will. But if you go on in life feeling beaten down and powerless and keep saying negative words to yourself like, “I’m too fat, I can never lose weight or get into my dream body,” that is exactly what will happen.
It’s worse when you are surrounded by negative people who constantly bring you down and never see anything positive in your life. Knowing how attitude is contagious, how do you protect yourself from it?
Reduce negative networks and stay positive at all times
Often people start negative conversations in conferences when they ignite a discussion. “Oh, the economy is bad,” “This weather is not favourable,” or “The traffic jam is unbearable,” and all that.
Take note when these conversations start and how you react to them. Be careful about commenting negatively as this will keep the negativity ball rolling.
Positivity creates abundance. If you want to be happy you have to decide to focus on the positive. Don’t be afraid to put in a positive comment. Just find something positive to talk about. Just as a negative attitude is contagious, so is a positive one. You will be surprised how everyone will change their mind-set.
Well, if they don’t change, you can move ahead to the next group. Staying in a negative vibes talk will leave you feeling weary and dragged down. It’s like the saying, “Never wrestle with a pig, you get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”
Make a conscious effort to be positive no matter what happens and no matter who you are with.
If you are positive no matter what happens to you in life you’ll have the power to handle anything that life throws at you.
Set clear boundaries
How negative can your friends be towards you? As far as you let them. We teach people how to treat us by what we allow, what we stop and what we reinforce. Let your friends know that you cannot tolerate negativity.
Simply set clear boundaries. Tell them that they can either be positive and respectful or you can’t be around them. You will be amazed by the respect that you command when you set these boundaries.
Cut links from toxic relationships and spend more time with positive people
We all have experienced toxic relationships which make us feel worse about life and ourselves. It’s draining to be with such people.
When you set boundaries but the toxic people don’t respect them, don’t be afraid to cut links, for your sake.
Have the courage to cut connections with people who make you feel bad about yourself. Such people feel better about themselves by dragging other people down.
Start by minimizing the time that you spend with them and slowly remove them from your life, for your own good!
Reduce the time you spend with negative people and cultivate new relationships with positive people. The more positive people you associate with the less room you’ll have for negative people. Have regular visits with positive people. A jovial person will surely leave your mood brightened up.
Attitude has the power to change everything in your life. From your work to your relationships with others and even yourself. It surely does have a huge influence on your success. It is empowering and liberating at the same time. Whatever you do, from the books that you read or the music that you listen to and the people you associate with, choose positivity and be ready to cut out anything or anyone who weighs you down with negativity. After all, attitude is contagious and no matter how strong you think you are, no one is strong enough to avoid the influence of negativity forever.
You got this beYOUtiful! ❤